Therapy Issues

Complex Trauma

Right now, as a result of your unresolved complex trauma, you may be experiencing…

  • A profound sense of worthlessness, brokenness, and not being good enough.
  • Challenges feeling and appropriately expressing your feelings
  • A pattern of unstable and fractured relationships. 
  • Finding it hard to feel connected with other people.

You’re realizing that your complex trauma is unresolved and it’s getting in the way of your life…

  • You feel like everyone else got handed the “Handbook to Life” aside from you.
  • You deeply long for close, connected friendships as you see on TV and in the movies, but have no clue how to actually have those kinds of relationships.
  • You have a hard time thinking well about yourself, you catch yourself talking meanly about yourself often.
  • You live with a persistent sense of depression, anxiety, and low mood.
  • You feel uncontrollably angry all the time and you’re prone to exploding, often at the people you love the most.

You’re wondering…

  • How do I know if I have complex trauma? Is complex trauma the same as PTSD or C-PTSD?
  • Shouldn’t I be over it by now? My childhood was years ago.
  • Will I have to talk about all the details and re-live it again? Why should I do that?
  • I feel broken. Is it too late to overcome this?

You’re longing for…

  • The ability to feel more like an active participant in your life, not just a bystander.
  • To think well of yourself. To be one of those confident, esteemed people you admire.
  • To feel like you can more easily handle the stressors and hard things that come up and not feel like every small surprise is a 5-alarm fire in your body.
  • To have close, connected relationships with people, especially friends and romantic partners and to show up with emotional regulation for them.
  • To feel less angry and more content and peaceful. 

What you’re longing for is possible.

At Evergreen Counseling, we have a staff of seasoned, evidence-based therapists skilled in treating complex trauma

How we can help you

By pursuing therapy for complex trauma, you can imagine the following:

Before Therapy After Therapy

You feel angry, distrustful, and bitter much of the day.

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You feel more at peace with yourself, others, and the world.

You think poorly of yourself. You talk to yourself like an abuser would.

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You catch your unkind thoughts and you speak kindly and supportively to yourself.

You feel isolated, disconnected, and “too broken” for relationships.

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You can discern healthy, functional relationships, and you act in healthy, functional ways, too.

You feel like a total failure. You feel like life is passing you by and you’re just a bystander in your life, wondering when it’s going to start.

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You feel like an active, engaged participant in your life and you feel a greater sense of agency.

What if I’m Not Ready?

If you don’t feel quite ready to book a complimentary consult call yet, that’s completely fine.

We don’t want you to feel pressured and we know that the choice to seek out therapy can feel difficult.

Part of you wants to do it, and another part of you is, perhaps, scared to begin because of the feelings you might have to finally feel.

Or a part of you questions whether or not you can even be helped at all.

Whatever the reason, no matter how ready or not ready you feel to begin therapy, we want you to have the information you need to make an informed choice.

So, to that end, please explore the additional information below to learn more about us and how we can help you.

We’ll be here whenever you’re ready to reach out for support.

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